This review does not argue against the rights of parents as set out in Section 7 of the Education Act 1996 outlined above, nor their deeply held convictions about education. I believe it would be wrong to seek to legislate in pursuit of an all embracing definition of â€œsuitableâ€. However, such is … [Read more...] about Broad and balanced v intrinsic motivation.
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Article doesn't really get the main points about Graham Badman's home education review across, but some comments, including Merry's, do. Feel free to go and join the fray as there are quite a few posters who just don't seem to get it. … [Read more...] about Yet another article in the guardian
Forest school yesterday, and the first time that we had a clash on car requirements, as Tim had arranged to go pick up L from London at the same time as forest school. Fortunately Em has three spare seats in her car, so Tim dropped us there on his way and we got a lift. I am going to have be more … [Read more...] about Jax the fire marshal
Well, the publicity is continuing post Badman review, with an article in the Guardian today about flexi-schooling with the tagline "New regulation for home educators could mean a rush to take up part-time schooling, a parent writes". I have commented as follows: Just because the review was … [Read more...] about Aged five and on flexi-time
Last night I went to drop off the chocolate cake Small and I had made for the Beaver cake stall. When I got there, Brown Beaver was in conversation with two ppl she introduced as Akela and Jill, who run the cub group next in the heirarchy. I'd seen him arriving during Beavers, and was quite pleased … [Read more...] about Conversations in passing